Our favourite Picnic spot with Higgidy! #NationalPicnicWeek

Northern Ireland has many gorgeous places to enjoy a family picnic. Giants Causeway, the peak of Cavehill right here in County Antrim, Mussenden Temple on the North coast in Castlerock and beyond. However, as a big family, we don’t drive. I know, I know, crazy right? But at the moment we don’t {however that will be changing soon! All being well} so, for now, we just stick to places that are quite close to home and it just so happens we have a gorgeous nature walk not far from where we live.

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Monkstown Wood is a really gorgeous place to walk around. You have the river, the stunning Viaducts to gaze upon and loads of forestry nooks and crannies just screaming to be explored.


This is our local Geo-caching spot and also our place to go in the Autumn for conker season! Nothing more fun than coming here to collect a batch of freshly fallen conkers.


It’s also really close to Granda’s house. In fact, we pass Grandas to walk around this magical little place and I think the kids love that because it means they can pop in, say hello and more often than not, get a biscuit!!

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The walls are old around these parts. I’d love to know more about them and what they once were etc. I’m curious like that! The wall in the photo above has slots in it, going diagonally up the wall {not visible in this shot due to aiming the opposite way}, but they were clearly steps once-upon-a-time up to the platform of the old railway line on the bridge.
Also, in the image above, if you follow the wall along you’ll come to a dark area before the trees? Just up a little slope is an old stone archway. I would just love to know more about the place!

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If you love a good picnic like we do, then Higgidy have a wonderful Picnic guide that I am proud to have helped out with. It’s bursting at the seems with hints & tips to help you have the perfect picnic.

Disclosure: This is a post in collaboration with National Picnic Week.



  1. 16/06/2015 / 11:02 PM

    That looks like such a beautiful place for a picnic! x

  2. 17/06/2015 / 12:10 PM

    That looks the prefect place for a picnic and some outdoor fun! You got a great day for it too! Glad you had fun. #madmidweekbloghop

  3. 17/06/2015 / 7:59 PM

    Looks absolutely gorgeous! Great to feature in the Higgidy guide with you, I really enjoyed taking part in it. #mmwbh

  4. Ashley Beolens
    19/06/2015 / 8:22 PM

    From one family that doesn’t drive to another, what a nightmare it can be at times 🙂 the place looks ace by the way a great spot for an adventure

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